Primary Health Care (PHC) is the pillar of health systems, By providing access to quality preventive and curative care, strong PHC plays a critical role in preventing epidemics; improving women’s and children’s health; controlling major infectious diseases, such as HIV and TB; and managing the rising burden of non-communicable diseases. Efficient and equitable Primary Health care provides a pathway towards achieving the targets set for the third goal of the Sustainable Developments Goals, including the target of achieving universal health coverage.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is concerned by the ongoing violence in the city of Sabha and calls on all parties to refrain from acts that endanger civilian lives and contribute further to the destruction of Libya’s infrastructure.
The Mission warns that the buildup of armed forces in the South risks further escalation and calls on all parties to work towards a ceasefire agreement, advance dialogue and reconciliation efforts, and refrain from rhetoric that may inflame the situation.
In the present report, in the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes the situation of human rights in Libya and the support provided to key Libyan institutions with regard to the protection of civilians, individuals hors de combat and groups in focus, and concerning the administration of justice, the rule of law and transitional justice. He concludes the report with recommendations addressed to all parties to the conflict, the Government of Libya, the international community and the Human Rights Council.
Libya, 4 March 2018 – The World Health Organization country office in Libya delivered a mobile clinic to the city of Sabha in order to respond to the health needs of thousands of people in urban and out of reach areas in the South with limited access to healthcare services in the South.
The delivery of this mobile clinic was made possible through the support of the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), and it is the first its kind to be brought to Libya to accelerate health response efforts.
26 February 2018, Libya – In light of the existing shortage of essential medical supplies in Beninah, the World Health Organization delivered one NCDC kit and five Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) to the Beninha Hospital, funded by the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).